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Kenosha Casino

4/11/2015

article Dairyland owners sue over assessment, property taxes
(Wisconsin) -- Dairyland Greyhound Park Inc. has sued Kenosha over its 2014 assessment and property taxes, asking for a return of more than half of what it paid last...

3/30/2015

article BIA rejects Menominee Nation off-reservation gaming compact
(Wisconsin) -- The Bureau of Indian Affairs rejected a Class III gaming compact between the Menominee Nation and the state of Wisconsin earlier this month, calling the...

3/27/2015

article BIA Rejects Wis. Tribe's Casino Bid After Walker Balks
(Wisconsin) -- The U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs has officially denied a Wisconsin tribe’s request to open a casino in Kenosha after Gov. Scott Walker declined to...

3/21/2015

article Walker's office flooded with more than 500 emails after Kenosha casino decision
(Wisconsin) -- Days after Governor Scott Walker's controversial decision to reject the Kenosha casino, his office was flooded with emails. TODAY'S TMJ4's...

3/13/2015

article Menominees' option on Kenosha dog track expires
(Wisconsin) -- The Menominee Nation's purchase option on the former Kenosha dog track property has expired. But, tribal chairman Gary Besaw says that doesn't...

3/12/2015

article Dairyland Greyhound Park owners putting Kenosha casino site back on the market
(Wisconsin) -- The Menominee Indian Tribe of Wisconsin's option to purchase the former Dairyland Greyhound Park in Kenosha for an off-reservation casino has expired...
article Kenosha city planners envision signature gateway on Dairyland Greyhound Park property
(Wisconsin) -- What do you do with a shuttered greyhound track and 165 acres primed for development? Turn it into a signature gateway for your city that will bring jobs...
article Moving forward: Business Journal reports owners of former Dairyland Greyhound Park looking for buyer
(Wisconsin) -- The owners of the former Dairyland Greyhound Park in Kenosha are putting the property back on the market, the Milwaukee Business Journal is reporting.

3/11/2015

article Tribe makes back payment to state after Walker rejects Kenosha casino
(Wisconsin) -- Now that the $800 million Kenosha casino deal looks dead and buried, at least Wisconsin taxpayers have received the multi-million dollar payment the...

3/8/2015

article OP/ED: Walker errs on casino decision
(Wisconsin) -- It’s the beginning of March, almost Saint Patrick’s Day. I had planned on writing a column about my famous hardwood slow-smoked corned beef...

3/7/2015

article LETTER: ‘Not much value from casinos’
(Wisconsin) -- My letter should be a wake up call regarding the issue of the possibility of getting a casino here in Beloit. If you believe having one here will be an...

3/6/2015

article Haslanger: Listening to foes — in person — would make Scott Walker better
(Wisconsin) -- It’s pretty unlikely that Scott Walker ever is going to invite me to be his spiritual adviser — he seems to think he has a direct line to God...
article Where Kentucky’s Gubernatorial Candidates Stand on Casino Gambling
(Kentucky) -- When Gov. Steve Beshear leaves office at the end of 2015, the campaign to legalize casinos in Kentucky will lose its highest-profile supporter of the last...

2/27/2015

article OP/ED: Tribe's pot-growing option would cater to tokers, not poker
(Wisconsin) -- If you have reservations about marijuana, then a reservation teeming with marijuana might not strike you as a good idea. But the Menominee tribe is...

2/22/2015

article Featured syndicated column: This is the time for political moves and countermoves
(Wisconsin) -- Two developments are providing twists in the budget drama unfolding at the State Capitol. First, the road-building industry is suggesting that spending be...

2/21/2015

article Opinion: R-e-s-p-e-c-t costs nothing
(Wisconsin) -- TO BE HONEST, after Gov. Scott Walker released information indicating the Menominees specifically tried to stick it to Beloit as part of their Kenosha...

2/20/2015

article Menominee eye growing marijuana to raise revenue
(Wisconsin) -- Now that Gov. Scott Walker has thwarted the Menominee's plans to open a casino in Kenosha, the tribe is looking into the possbility of growing...
article Menominee leader’s post casino idea: grow pot
(Wisconsin) -- With no solid word from the Menominee Nation on what their next steps might be after the Kenosha casino project fizzled, tribal legislator Craig Corn took...
article Menominee tribal official raises prospect of growing marijuana
(Wisconsin) -- Now that the Menominee tribe's dream of opening a Kenosha casino has gone up in smoke, the tribe is looking for a new way to raise cash —...
article With casino nixed, Menominees consider growing marijuana
(Wisconsin) -- If the Menominee tribe can't open a casino in Kenosha, maybe it'll grow marijuana instead. Tribal legislator Craig Corn opened the door Friday to...
article Expert: Menominee tribe has legal options
(Wisconsin) -- The battle over a casino in Kenosha might move to a courtroom. UW-Madison law professor Richard Monette is an expert on tribal law, and he says the...
article Kenosha casino fight could end up in court
(Wisconsin) -- Now that the deadline has passed for a decision on the Menominee Tribe’s proposed off-reservation casino in Kenosha, one expert says the battle...
article Menominee leaders explain why Kenosha casino was so important
(Wisconsin) -- Gov. Scott Walker's decision to reject the proposed Kenosha casino means gaming in Wisconsin will remain as is. It's a billion-dollar industry...

2/19/2015

article Casino deadline passes, but Menominee not ready to give up
(Wisconsin) -- The deadline for Gov. Scott Walker to change his mind and allow the Kenosha casino to be built has passed with no movement, but the Menominee aren’t...
article Menominee march 155 miles to protest casino refusal
(Wisconsin) -- The wind chill pushed the temperature below negative 20 degrees, but the Menominee tribe wrapped up their 155 mile march Wednesday at the state Capitol,...
article UW law professor lays out a legal path to Kenosha casino for Menominee tribe
(Wisconsin) -- After a 155-mile walk to Madison failed to sway Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, the Menominee Indian Tribe of Wisconsin has several legal paths to follow in...
article Will Gov. Walker change his mind on the Kenosha casino?
(Wisconsin) -- Thursday is Governor Walker's last chance to change his mind about the Kenosha casino. He has previously said he will not change his decision, despite...

2/18/2015

article Menominee Nation sought to bar rival off-reservation casino
(Wisconsin) -- The Menominee Nation tried to block the Ho-Chunk Nation from opening an off-reservation casino, according to a letter released by Gov. Scott Walker (R) on...
article Hundreds fill Capitol to protest Scott Walker's decision on Kenosha casino
(Wisconsin) -- Several hundred members of the Menominee Nation filled the state Capitol rotunda Wednesday after marching through downtown Madison in subzero wind chills.
article Hundreds march in Madison for Governor Walker to change his mind about Kenosha casino
(Wisconsin) -- A 150 mile march reached Governor Scott Walker's office in Madison Wednesday. But that long journey didn't end how the Menominee tribe and its...
article Last Ditch Effort Falls Flat for Kenosha Casino
(Wisconsin) -- Hundreds of Menominee tribal members and supporters gathered at the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus Wednesday morning. Many came by bus, but two...
article Menominee casino backers protest at Capitol
(Wisconsin) -- The Menominee Nation's last-ditch attempt to meet with Gov. Scott Walker to try to convince him to approve their plans for a Kenosha casino have...
article Menominee march for Kenosha casino ends in failure
(Wisconsin) -- Protesters from the Menominee Indian Tribe of Wisconsin converged on the Capitol Wednesday in a last-ditch attempt to convince Gov. Scott Walker to...
article Menominee marches on Capitol to protest casino decision
(Wisconsin) -- Members of the Menominee Nation are through downtown Madison to the state Capitol to protest Gov. Scott Walker's decision denying the tribe permission...
article Menominee rally at Capitol but get no meeting with Walker (VIDEO)
(Wisconsin) -- There was disappointment for the Menominee tribe on Wednesday – along with a sense of solidarity. A group of tribal members walked from the...
article Menominee to march on Capitol to protest casino decision
(Wisconsin) -- Members of the Menominee Nation are gathering on the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus and are preparing to march to the state Capitol to protest Gov...
article Menominee Tribe rallies at Capitol after 150-mile march, Walker refuses meeting
(Wisconsin) -- Dozens of Kenosha casino supporters and Menominee Tribe members have been marching through the bitter cold for the past four days. They've covered 150...
article Menominee Tribe Rallies in Madison for Casino Support
(Wisconsin) -- Members of the Menominee Nation are rallying in Madison at the Capitol Rotunda. Tribal members made a 155-mile journey from Keshena to Madison in effort...
article Menominee's latest attempt to get governor's casino OK fails
(Wisconsin) -- The Menominee Nation's latest attempt at persuading Gov. Scott Walker to change his mind and approve the tribe's plans for a Kenosha casino fell...
article PHOTOS: A final push for Kenosha casino
(Wisconsin) -- Hundreds of supporters of a proposed casino in Kenosha march to the state Capitol Wednesday, February 18, 2015 in Madison, Wis.
article Walker not likely to meet with Menominee Tribe as marchers arrive in Madison
(Wisconsin) -- The Menominee Tribe marched more than 150 miles from the reservation in Kenosha, Wisconsin to Madison. They hope to meet with Governor Scott Walker one...
article “I just wish he would listen:” Menominee Tribe rallies at Capitol, ask for meeting with Gov. Walker
(Wisconsin) -- A demand, a denial and a demonstration as members of the Menominee Nation marched to the Capitol in Madison on Wednesday, February 18th — where they...

2/17/2015

article Blocking gaming in Beloit proposed
(Wisconsin) -- The Menominee Tribe attempted to block a Beloit casino as part of its proposal for a gaming facility in Kenosha, according to a letter written by Gov....
article Gov. Walker responds to new Kenosha Casino offer
(Wisconsin) -- Gov. Scott Walker responded in a letter to Menominee Indian Tribe of Wisconsin Chairman Gary Besaw Monday, explaining his reasoning for rejecting the...
article In Kenosha visit, Walker dismisses more casino talk
(Wisconsin) -- Gov. Scott Walker on Tuesday visited Kenosha for the first time since he rejected the proposed casino, and reiterated he won’t change his mind or...
article Walker again rejects Kenosha casino
(Wisconsin) -- Gov. Scott Walker, in a letter written Monday to Menominee Indian Tribe of Wisconsin chairman Gary Besaw, again rejected the tribe’s proposed Hard...
article Walker formally rejects Menominee arena offer
(Wisconsin) -- Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker says he won't change his mind about approving a Kenosha casino, rejecting a new offer from the Menominee Nation to help...
article Walker says no to casino reconsideration
(Wisconsin) -- During Tuesday’s visit to Kenosha to announce a machine shop moving here from Illinois, Gov. Scott Walker said he has no intention of reconsidering...
article Walker Tells Menominee Tribe, He Won't Change His Mind on Kenosha Casino
(Wisconsin) -- Supporters of a proposed Hard Rock Casino in Kenosha have continued to urge Gov. Walker to reconsider his decision and allow the project. Walker rejected...
article Walker writes letter to Menominee Tribe rejecting Bucks proposal
(Wisconsin) -- Governor Scott Walker is rejecting an offer from the Menominee Tribe to help fund a new arena for the Milwaukee Bucks. The Tribe last week proposed giving...
article Gov. Walker Responds to Menominee Tribe; March Nears Destination
(Wisconsin) -- As members of the Menominee Tribe continue their March to Madison, Gov. Scott Walker has issued a letter to the tribal chairman in response to their...
article Menominee keeps marching to Madison, even after rejection of latest casino proposal
(Wisconsin) -- The group representing the Menominee Nation continues to march towards Madison on Tuesday, despite Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker saying he won't...
article Menominee Nation Makes a Final Plea to Meet with Gov. Walker
(Wisconsin) -- Governor Walker shoots down the Menominee Tribe's Kenosha casino proposal again. This is the second time Governor Walker has told the Menominee nation...
article Menominee Nation to hold demonstrations in Madison on Wednesday
(Wisconsin) -- The Menominee Nation announced they will plan to conduct demonstrations at the Wisconsin State Capitol on Wednesday.
article Menominee Tribe hopes to meet with Governor Walker after 150-mile march
(Wisconsin) -- Governor Walker may say "game over" on the Kenosha casino, but the Menominee Tribe believes there's still time on the clock. Hundreds of...
article Putting the “no” in casino: Gov. Walker says his rejection of Kenosha proposal is final
(Wisconsin) -- Putting the “no” in casino. Governor Scott Walker, in no uncertain terms, says his rejection of the Kenosha casino proposal is final. But that...
article Tribal chairman reacts to governor's rejection letter
(Wisconsin) -- Gov. Scott Walker says he won't change his mind about approving a Kenosha casino, rejecting a new offer from the Menominee Nation to help pay for...

2/16/2015

article Gov. Walker turns down Menominee Tribe's latest offer
(Wisconsin) -- With three days left to change his mind, Gov. Scott Walker said "no" once again Monday to allowing the Menominee Tribe to build a Hard Rock...
article Questions Remain About Walker's Rejection of Proposed Kenosha Casino
(Wisconsin) -- The proposed Menomonee Hard Rock Casino in Kenosha is still in the news, despite the rejection of the plan by Governor Walker. Last week, the Menominee...
article Walker in Kenosha Tuesday; officials want casino meeting
(Wisconsin) -- With Gov. Scott Walker scheduled to be in Kenosha Tuesday, local lawmakers hope to meet with him in an effort to dissuade his rejection of a Menominee...
article Walker: Bucks arena proposal would face legal challenges
(Wisconsin) -- A letter from Gov. Scott Walker to Menominee Tribal Chairman Gary Besaw lays out details of Walker’s rejection of the Menominee’s latest...
article Menominee continue walk to Madison
(Wisconsin) -- Members of the Menominee Indian Tribe are about halfway through their journey from Keshena to Madison where they hope to meet with Gov. Scott Walker this...
article Menominee Tribe continues march to Madison as Governor Walker responds to “Bucks offer”
(Wisconsin) -- Members of the Menominee Nation want a meeting with Governor Scott Walker to discuss his decision to deny their casino proposal. They are drawing...
article Smaller Menominee march leaves Wautoma for Madison
(Wisconsin) -- The journey continues for members of the Menominee tribe as they march from Keshena to Madison. The group is walking in the freezing weather in hopes of...

2/15/2015

article Menominee Tribe takes off from Waupaca Sunday morning, headed for the Capitol in Madison
(Wisconsin) -- The march to Madison continues for members of the Menominee Tribe. They took off from Keshena on Friday, February 13th — walking to the Capitol in...

2/14/2015

article Menominee’s fate resembles Hudson project denied in 2001
(Wisconsin) -- Gov. Scott Walker’s decision to reject the Menominee Tribe’s bid to build a Hard Rock Casino and Hotel in Kenosha is not the first time a...
article Menominee Nation marches to Madison
(Wisconsin) -- Members of the Menominee tribe are marching from Keshena to Madison in a last ditch attempt to try and save the Kenosha casino project. The group is...
article Tribal Members March 150 Miles to Madison
(Wisconsin) -- In an effort to meet face-to-face with the governor, some members of the Menominee Indian Tribe began marching to Madison Friday morning.
article OP/ED: Hard Rock in the Twilight Zone
(Wisconsin) -- Little Scotty Walker wants this. He wants it bad. He has wanted it ever since he was a grade school kid back in Delevan. Imagine, if you will (as I...

2/13/2015

article About a dozen Menominee Kenosha casino supporters begin walk to Madison
(Wisconsin) -- About a dozen members of the Menominee Nation started walking to Madison Friday morning in hopes of meeting with Gov. Scott Walker about the casino plans...
article Menominee Nation to march 150 miles in protest
(Wisconsin) -- The Menominee Nation plans to hold a protest over Gov. Scott Walker's decision not to approve the Kenosha Casino. The Tribe will march from the Tribal...
article Menominee Tribe members to march 156 miles to Madison to rally for casino
(Wisconsin) -- Some members of the Menominee Indian Tribe today began a 156-mile march from their reservation in Keshena to Madison in an attempt to rally support for...
article Guest editorial: Scott Walker wise to stick with casino rejection
(Wisconsin) -- If something sounds too good to be true, it probably is. Such is the case with the Menominee Nation’s request for an off-reservation casino in...
article Northern Illinois city interested in Hard Rock casino
(Illinois) -- There’s a border battle going on between two cities over a proposed casino. The Menominee Tribe wants to build a Hard Rock casino in Kenosha, but...

2/12/2015

article A long journey on foot: Members of Menominee Tribe to march to Madison in support of casino proposal
(Wisconsin) -- On Friday morning, February 13th members of the Menominee Indian Tribe will begin a march to Madison. It’s an effort to encourage Governor Scott...
article Lawmakers ask Walker to meet with Menominee
(Wisconsin) -- Menominee tribal officials say Governor Walker has been inaccessible to them, since he denied their Kenosha casino plan last month.
article LUND: To be or not to be presidential
(Wisconsin) -- Now that there is a better offer on the table — a rescue plan for an arena in Milwaukee along with the nearly 4,000 jobs for the state that a...
article Menominee to march from reservation to Madison
(Wisconsin) -- Menominee Nation members are kicking off a 155-mile march Friday morning that will start at the tribal reservation 45 miles northwest of Green Bay and end...
article Menominee Tribe Plans 150-Mile March to Capitol
(Wisconsin) -- Members of the Menominee tribe plan to march to the state capitol from their reservation starting Friday to demand Governor Scott Walker meet with...
article Menominee unveil $8 million casino expansion in Keshena
(Wisconsin) -- The Menominee Casino & Resort in Keshena is unveiling an $8 million renovation. This, as the tribe continues to push for a new, $800 million casino in...
article Column: How Could Walker Refuse Incredible Deal?
(Wisconsin) -- No issue is tougher for elected representatives than the demand to subsidize a pro sports stadium or arena. Across the nation, voters overwhelmingly...

2/11/2015

article Gov. Walker's arena-funding plan not hampered by Menominee-Hard Rock offer
(Wisconsin) -- Although Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker quickly rejected a $220 million offer from the purveyors of a Kenosha casino to pay the state's share of a new...
article Menominee Tribe to march from Keshena to Madison
(Wisconsin) -- The Menominee Tribe has decided it will march to the state capitol in protest of Governor Walker’s casino decision. The march was voted on in a...
article Milwaukee Bucks President reacts to funding offer from Menominee Tribe
(Wisconsin) -- Milwaukee Bucks President Peter Feigin said the team are focused on Governor Walker's "jock tax" to fund a new arena, but would not shun an...
article Walker unlikely to reconsider Kenosha casino decision
(Wisconsin) -- Governor Scott Walker’s administration is signaling that a “Menominee Bucks for Milwaukee Bucks” offer from a tribe seeking to build an...
article Editorial: Scott Walker wise to stick with casino rejection
(Wisconsin) -- If something sounds too good to be true, it probably is. Such is the case with the Menominee Nation’s request for an off-reservation casino in...

2/10/2015

article Kenosha Casino backers offer $220m toward Bucks arena
(Wisconsin) -- The Menominee Tribe of Wisconsin offers $220 million towards a new Bucks arena, if Gov. Walker changes his mind about a Kenosha casino.
article Menominee offer $220 million for Bucks arena
(Wisconsin) -- The Menominee Indian Tribe will offer $220 million to cover Wisconsin taxpayers’ share for a new Milwaukee Bucks arena in Downtown Milwaukee...
article Menominee offering $220M for arena if Gov. Walker approves Kenosha casino
(Wisconsin) -- The Menominee Indian Tribe of Wisconsin Tuesday announced it would contribute $220 million to cover state taxpayers' share for a new Milwaukee Bucks...
article Menominee offers to help pay for new Bucks arena if governor OKs Kenosha casino
(Wisconsin) -- The Menominee Nation has offered to help pay for a new Milwaukee Bucks arena if Gov. Scott Walker reverses course and approves the a new casino in Kenosha.
article Menominee offers to help pay for new Bucks arena if governor OKs Kenosha casino
(Wisconsin) -- The Menominee Nation tried a new tack Tuesday in their push for a new casino in Kenosha, telling Gov. Scott Walker they'll pay the state's...
article Menominee Pledge $220 Million for Bucks Arena -- if Walker Backs Kenosha Casino
(Wisconsin) -- The Menominee tribe has been trying to get Gov. Scott Walker to reverse his recent decision not to approve a tribal casino at the former greyhound track...
article Menominee, Hard Rock offer $220 million for Bucks arena in exchange for casino approval
(Wisconsin) -- Key to passing a $220 million proposal to build a new Milwaukee Bucks arena is finding a way to engage Wisconsinites who care little about the basketball...
article New hope for Kenosha casino; announcements expected today
(Wisconsin) -- An announcement is expected Tuesday that could revive hopes for a Menominee casino in Kenosha. WISN radio host Tom Belling reported that the tribe is...
article OP/ED: Tribe, Hard Rock raise the stakes
(Wisconsin) -- If the governor continues to reject the casino proposed for Dairyland Greyhound Park in Kenosha, he’s not just turning his back on thousands of...
article Source: Menominee Tribe could offer $220 million for Bucks arena
(Wisconsin) -- It could be a game changer. The Menominee Tribe is expected Tuesday to announce a way to pay a big chunk of a new Milwaukee Bucks arena. But there’s...
article State rejects Hard Rock arena offer tied to casino OK
(Wisconsin) -- Upping the ante again in its 11th-hour effort to build a Kenosha casino, the Menominee tribe — with the backing of Hard Rock International —...
article State rejects Hard Rock arena offer tied to casino OK
(Wisconsin) -- Just hours after the Menominee tribe floated the idea of paying $220 million to cover the taxpayers' share for a new downtown Milwaukee arena in...
article Tribe renews push for Kenosha casino, offers $220M for Bucks arena
(Wisconsin) -- The Menominee Tribe Tuesday announced a new push for a casino in Kenosha. If the casino is allowed to move forward, the tribe would cover the taxpayers...
article Walker admin head says no immediately to renewed Kenosha casino plan
(Wisconsin) -- The head of the Walker administration said no Tuesday to an offer from the Menominee Tribe and Hard Rock International to help pay for a new Milwaukee...
article After casino rejection, what's next for Kenosha site?
(Wisconsin) -- The Menominee Indian Tribe of Wisconsin is not giving up on the Kenosha casino project, despite the recent rejection by Gov. Scott Walker. “At this...
article OP/ED: Gov. Scott Walker should listen to the latest casino offer
(Wisconsin) -- At the very least, Gov. Scott Walker should listen to the offer from the Menominee nation to help pay for a new state-of-the-art downtown arena, a...
article OP/ED: Walker should stick to his decision on Kenosha casino
(Wisconsin) -- Tuesday's offer from the Menominee tribe and Hard Rock International to provide $220 million to help build an arena in downtown Milwaukee in exchange...
article OP/ED: Gov. Bentley is right to take gambling off the table
(Alabama) -- Supporters of expanding gambling in Alabama often hype the opportunities missed by our state to "keep Alabama gambling dollars in Alabama." Given...

2/9/2015

article County supports casino as talk radio host floats idea
(Wisconsin) -- County officials are calling on Gov. Scott Walker to reconsider his rejection of the proposed Kenosha casino project, even as a Milwaukee talk radio host...
article Menominee Tribe could propose $200 million for new Bucks arena in exchange for a “yes” to Kenosha casino
(Wisconsin) -- It’s a huge new offer to help fund a new arena in downtown Milwaukee — but there’s a very big string attached. According to FOX6’s...
article Besaw is new Menominee tribal chairman
(Wisconsin) -- A leadership change in the Menominee Tribe of Wisconsin. Laurie Boivin is out, and Gary Besaw is in as tribal chair following a reorganization meeting on...
article Menominees elect new tribal chair
(Wisconsin) -- Gary Besaw was elected as the new chairman for the Menominee Tribe Monday morning. Laurie Boivin, the previous chairwoman, remains in the legislature,...

2/8/2015

article Casino Supporters Trying to Convince Gov. Walker to Reverse His Decision
(Wisconsin) -- People who want a casino in Kenosha are continuing their fight. Two weeks ago, Gov. Scott Walker rejected the Menomonie Tribe’s plan for pulling...
article After casino rejection, what's next for Kenosha site?
(Wisconsin) -- The Menominee Indian Tribe of Wisconsin is not giving up on the Kenosha casino project, despite the recent rejection by Gov. Scott Walker.

2/6/2015

article Editorial: Keep up the casino pressure
(Wisconsin) -- Most of the state has moved on to other issues, such as the state budget, but Gov. Scott Walker’s rejection of the tribal casino proposed for...

2/5/2015

article Menominee again ask Walker to reconsider casino
(Wisconsin) -- Menominee tribal leaders say Gov. Walker’s rejection of their plan to build a casino in Kenosha is based on inaccurate information.
article Menominee tribe renews land option in hopes of Kenosha casino approval
(Wisconsin) -- The Menominee Indian tribe paid $60,000 this week as a last ditch effort to build a new casino and resort in Kenosha. Tribal gaming authority chairman...

2/4/2015

article Menominee to Walker: It’s not too late to change mind on Kenosha casino
(Wisconsin) -- The Bureau of Indian Affairs will accept a change of heart on the Kenosha casino from Gov. Scott Walker, provided he has it before the Feb. 19 deadline.
article “Everybody lost:” On heels of Walker’s decision on Kenosha casino, Menominee Tribal chairwoman speaks out
(Florida) -- Governor Scott Walker made perhaps the biggest single economic decision of his tenure when he rejected the $800 million Kenosha casino proposal, and with it...
article Menominee tribe extends purchase option for Dairyland Greyhound Park
(Wisconsin) -- In a last-ditch effort to keep its Kenosha casino dream alive, the impoverished Menominee tribe this week paid $60,000 to keep in force its option to buy...
article OP/ED: Bring back the greyhounds, add snowmobiles at Dairyland
(Wisconsin) -- The casino project has been denied and, whether we like it or not, Scott Walker doesn’t change his mind. With that being said, it’s time to...

2/3/2015

article Iowans: Beware of Scott Walker
(Iowa) -- Scott Walker indulged his dream of the presidency at the expense of the people of Wisconsin ["Scott Walker leads tight GOP pack in in new Iowa Poll,...

2/2/2015

article Pommer: Gambling on the state's deficit?
(Wisconsin) -- The state’s general fund is facing a $283 million deficit for the fiscal year ending June 30, according to new estimates from the non-partisan...

2/1/2015

article Waukegan’s casino hopes now revived
(Wisconsin) -- The mayor of Waukegan, Ill., says the collapse of the Kenosha casino has given his city’s hopes to build a gaming center a boost.
article Rickert: Downsides of gambling get short shrift in casino decision
(Wisconsin) -- For reasons that have nothing to do with the health of the state’s finances or Gov. Scott Walker’s presidential ambitions, I was glad to see...

1/31/2015

article Governor Kills Kenosha Casino Project
(Wisconsin) -- Years of effort by the Menominee Tribe to erect a casino in Kenosha came to an abrupt and fruitless end on Friday, Jan. 23. Gov. Scott Walker killed the...
article Walker to lawmakers, tribe: Still no on casino
(Wisconsin) -- In a virtual form letter Thursday addressing a bipartisan coalition of 10 state lawmakers, including six Republicans, Gov. Scott Walker dismissed requests...

1/30/2015

article Casino revenue declines; some call gambling market saturated
(Wisconsin) -- While debate over the rejection of Kenosha’s Hard Rock Hotel & Casino project continues, gambling industry insiders are mulling the overall...
article UPDATE: Casino supporters won’t accept ‘no’
(Wisconsin) -- Kenosha casino supporters are not ready to take no for an answer. A week after Gov. Scott Walker denied the proposed Menominee-Hard Rock Casino, lawmakers...

1/29/2015

article Advocates for Kenosha casino to renew plea to Walker
(Wisconsin) -- A bipartisan group of state lawmakers from southeastern Wisconsin are renewing their call on Gov. Scott Walker to reconsider his rejection of a new casino...
article Kenosha casino backers keep pressure on Walker
(Wisconsin) -- Members of the Menominee Tribe, southeastern Wisconsin union workers and a bipartisan group of state lawmakers are urging Gov. Scott Walker to reconsider...
article Kenosha casino supporters take to the Capitol
(Wisconsin) -- Last week’s outrage over Gov. Scott Walker’s Kenosha casino denial has turned into a vocal call for reconsideration by the governor. Local...
article Lawmakers, Menominee to Walker: Reconsider casino decision
(Wisconsin) -- Menominee Nation members, state lawmakers, labor leaders and the mayor of Kenosha say they are not taking no for an answer. They held a press conference...
article Menominee Tribe ‘exploring options’ on Kenosha casino
(Wisconsin) -- An official with the Menominee Indian Tribe says they are still considering their next move, following Governor Walker’s decision to reject their...
article Not taking “no” for an answer: Tribal leaders join legislators in urging Walker to reconsider casino decision
(Wisconsin) -- They’re not going to take “no” for an answer. Even as Governor Scott Walker says he won’t reconsider his decision to reject the...
article Push Underway for 2nd Chance for Casino Project
(Wisconsin) -- Supporters of the proposed Kenosha Casino have harsh words for Governor Scott Walker. The Governor announced last Friday that he would not approve of the...
article Rickert: Downsides of gambling get short shrift in Kenosha casino decision
(Wisconsin) -- For reasons that have nothing to do with the health of the state’s finances or Gov. Scott Walker’s presidential ambitions, I was glad to see...
article Tribe, lawmakers pressure Walker to change mind on casino
(Wisconsin) -- Leaders from southeastern Wisconsin and the Menominee tribe kept up the pressure Thursday on Gov. Scott Walker to change his mind on a proposed Kenosha...

1/28/2015

article Bipartisan letter requests Gov. Walker reconsider casino decision
(Wisconsin) -- Democratic and Republican legislators sent a letter to Gov. Scott Walker Wednesday requesting he reconsider his decision to deny the Menominee Indian...
article Bipartisan state lawmakers want Walker to reconsider Kenosha casino
(Wisconsin) -- The speaker of the Wisconsin Assembly is among those asking Governor Scott Walker to reconsider his rejection of an Indian casino for Kenosha. Republican...
article Lawmakers ask Walker to reconsider Kenosha casino decision
(Wisconsin) -- A bipartisan group of southeastern Wisconsin lawmakers is asking Governor Scott Walker to take another look at his decision to reject a proposed Kenosha...
article Lawmakers ask Walker to reconsider rejection of Kenosha casino
(Wisconsin) -- A group of 10 state lawmakers, most from the Kenosha and Racine area, sent a letter to Gov. Scott Walker today asking him to reconsider his decision to...
article OP/ED: Casino backers aren’t giving up
(Wisconsin) -- The state legislators representing Kenosha and Racine counties joined together Wednesday to call on the governor to reconsider his decision on the...
article OP/ED: If you believe that ...
(Wisconsin) -- There is a problem with the reason Gov. Scott Walker’s administration gives for rejecting the proposed Kenosha casino. Administration officials and...
article Walker asked to reconsider decision blocking casino plan
(Wisconsin) -- A bipartisan group of lawmakers is urging Republican Gov. Scott Walker to reconsider his decision to reject a Menominee Tribe casino in Kenosha. Ten...
article Walker says he won’t reconsider Kenosha casino decision
(Wisconsin) -- Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker won’t be reconsidering his rejection of a proposed Hard Rock Kenosha casino. That’s despite a request from a...
article Walker says he won’t reconsider rejection of Kenosha casino
(Wisconsin) -- Gov. Scott Walker says he is not going to reconsider his decision to reject a new casino in Kenosha. Walker commented Wednesday after a bipartisan group...
article Walker stands by casino denial / Bipartisan letter fails to sway governor
(Wisconsin) -- Despite a request from 10 Wisconsin legislators, Gov. Scott Walker said Wednesday he will not reconsider his decision to deny a Kenosha casino. The letter...
article Walker stands strong against backlash from Kenosha casino decision
(Wisconsin) -- Nearly a dozen lawmakers, including several Republican leaders have sent a letter to Governor Scott Walker urging him to reconsider his decision about the...
article Walker won't reconsider Kenosha casino rejection
(Wisconsin) -- Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker says he is not going to reconsider his decision to reject a new casino in Kenosha. Walker commented Wednesday after a...
article Our Views: Feds, Gov. Walker should go all in on Beloit casino
(Wisconsin) -- Beloit City Manager Larry Arft expresses optimism that Gov. Scott Walker’s rejection of Kenosha’s casino opens the door to Beloit’s plan.

1/27/2015

article Casino decision makes no sense -- Dennis Dresang
(Wisconsin) -- The Koch brothers must be having second thoughts about their investments in Gov. Scott Walker. His refusal to allow the Menominee Nation a casino in...
article State Debate: Scott Walker's presidential campaign and casino decision rile the commentators
(Wisconsin) -- Scott Walker has put Wisconsin in the rear view mirror, charges columnist Bill Kaplan in a piece posted on WisOpinion today. He says that Walker is...
article Walker cites Kenosha casino rationale in presenting Bucks arena plan
(Wisconsin) -- Gov. Scott Walker denied the Kenosha casino on Friday to protect state revenues — the same reason he gave Tuesday when he announced his plan to help...
article Walker forms exploratory committee for presidential run
(Wisconsin) -- Only days after traveling to the early presidential race state of Iowa, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker has formed a committee to help explore a bid for the...

1/26/2015

article Editorial: Presidential politics trumped Kenosha casino deal
(Wisconsin) -- To understand how Illinois dodged a large fiscal musket bullet shaped like a roulette ball, you’d have to understand what Wisconsin Gov. Scott...
article Kenosha casino supporters say they're still fighting to change Governor Walker's mind
(Wisconsin) -- Does no mean no? TODAY'S TMJ4 has learned Kenosha Casino supporters are trying to get Governor Walker to reconsider his rejection of the casino...
article Mayor foresees bright future for Dairyland property
(Wisconsin) -- Mayor Keith Bosman said Monday the nixing of a Menominee-Hard Rock casino likely means other potential developers will be waiting in the wings. “We...
article Walker rejects Menominee Tribe’s proposal for Kenosha casino
(Wisconsin) -- Gov. Scott Walker announced Friday he will not approve the long-debated Menominee Tribe’s Kenosha casino proposal, a project that would have...
article Wisconsin Governor Nixes Kenosha Casino [sub req]
(Wisconsin) -- Governor Scott Walker vetoed plans Friday for an $800m off-reservation casino between Milwaukee and Chicago, citing legal risks associated with the...

1/25/2015

article Walker Rejects Wisconsin Casino
(Wisconsin) -- The long path to a new casino for the Menominee Tribe of Wisconsin came to an abrupt end last week when Governor Scott Walker refused to approve the $800...
article Casino decision decried across party lines
(Wisconsin) -- In a state where the partisan divide has developed into something resembling trench warfare, the reaction to Gov. Scott Walker’s decision to reject...
article Journal Times editorial: Walker deals a win to Potawatomi, big loss to this area
(Wisconsin) -- Gov. Scott Walker rolled snake-eyes for southeastern Wisconsin on Friday. Despite nearly 18 months of negotiations between the Forest County Potawatomi...
article Kenosha Left to Pick Up The Pieces in Wake of Casino Decision
(Wisconsin) -- Gov. Scott Walker sent shock waves through Kenosha late last week, when he rejected a proposed $800 million tribal casino at Dairyland Greyhound Park.
article NO CASINO: Quick quotes from leaders
(Wisconsin) -- Here is a sampling of the local and area leaders reaction to Friday’s decision by Gov. Scott Walker to deny the Menominee-Hard Rock Kenosha casino...
article TURTLE TALK: Forest County Potawatomi Complaint re: Denial of Class III Gaming Compact — And Commentary
(Wisconsin) -- The Forest County Potawatomi Community has filed a complaint against the Department of the Interior over the disapproval of its gaming compact – the...

1/24/2015

article Walker rejects Menominee request for casino
(Wisconsin) -- Gov. Scott Walker on Friday denied the Menominee Nation's request for permission to build an off-reservation casino in Kenosha, saying approving the...
article NO CASINO: Former governor looms in Walker’s decision
(Wisconsin) -- Gov. Scott Walker looked back to his predecessor to justify his denial of the Kenosha casino, saying the compact Jim Doyle negotiated with the Potawatomi...
article NO CASINO: Officials and business leaders react to casino denial
(Wisconsin) -- As he heads to Iowa to attempt to drum up support for a possible presidential run, Gov. Scott Walker is leaving supporters of the Kenosha casino seething.
article NO CASINO: Reactions from residents mixed after Walker denial
(Wisconsin) -- A sampling of people interviewed Friday night in Kenosha elicited a range of opinions on Gov. Walker’s decision earlier in the day to deny the...
article Tribal gaming expert: Risk of lawsuits played into decision
(Wisconsin) -- Gov. Scott Walker’s decision to reject the proposed Kenosha casino may have come down to analysis of dueling threats. Richard Monette, a professor...
article Tribes and politicians react to Governor Walker's decision to reject Kenosha Casino
(Wisconsin) -- Reaction is pouring in from Governor Walker's decision not to approve the Hard Rock Casino planned to be built in Kenosha. The Forest County...
article WI's Indian tribes have mixed reactions to Kenosha casino decision
(Wisconsin) -- The Menominee and Potawatomi tribes both have been very vocal about the Kenosha casino proposal but other tribes have tried to stay out of the debate and...
article “It would have been fabulous:” Decision to reject Kenosha casino is the talk of the town
(Wisconsin) -- Those who live and work in the Kenosha area are certainly voicing their opinions on the governor’s decision to rule against the proposed Kenosha...
article Dog track may now go on the market
(Wisconsin) -- What now becomes of Dairyland Greyhound Park? That’s one of the questions in the wake of Gov. Scott Walker shooting down the proposed $800 million...

1/23/2015

article Assembly Democratic Leader Response to Rejection of Casino Project
(Wisconsin) -- Today Governor Walker rejected the Menominee casino project in Kenosha, turning away up to 10,000 projected jobs, millions of tourists and a $1.6 billion...
article Disappointing and outrageous
(Wisconsin) -- It’s not just disappointing. It’s outrageous. Gov. Scott Walker’s decision to reject the casino proposed for the Dairyland Greyhound...
article Expert: Tribes, state relationships will be tense moving on from Kenosha casino debate
(Wisconsin) -- The Kenosha casino debate has left Wisconsin's Native American tribes divided following a decision by Gov. Scott Walker not to approve the project. UW...
article Gov. Walker rejects Kenosha casino
(Wisconsin) -- Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker's office said Friday that he has informed the Bureau of Indian Affairs at the Department of Interior that he is rejecting...
article Kenosha casino debate swung from jobs to state budget impact
(Wisconsin) -- Early debates over the proposed Kenosha casino surrounded the concerns over the negative social effects from the expansion of gaming, the impacts on jobs...
article Kenosha mayor calls Walker's casino rejection 'bogus'
(Wisconsin) -- Around Kenosha Friday, similar words hung on the minds and lips of people hearing the news Governor Walker rejected the Menominee tribe's planned...
article Lawmakers respond to Walker’s decision to reject Kenosha casino
(Wisconsin) -- Governor Scott Walker rejects the Menominee Tribe’s proposed off-reservation casino in Kenosha. Walker said in a statement, “after a...
article Long road to rejection: Walker’s decision not to roll the dice on proposed Kenosha casino
(Wisconsin) -- Governor Walker has rejected the plan to build a Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Kenosha. He says it could put tax payers on the hook for hundreds of...
article Menominee expresses disappointment in casino decision
(Wisconsin) -- The Menominee Indian Tribe is expressing disappointment over Gov. Scott Walker's decision against a proposed casino in Kenosha. Tribal chairwoman...
article Menominee Tribe: “Shocked,” “Wronged” and “Angry”
(Wisconsin) -- The Menominee Nation says Governor Walker’s rejection of their planned Kenosha casino came as a shock. Many tribal leaders and community members are...
article Scott Walker rejects Menominee bid for Kenosha casino
(Wisconsin) -- Gov. Scott Walker on Friday killed the Menominee's tribe effort to open an off-reservation casino in Kenosha. In a news release, the governor's...
article State’s casino analysis: Economic impact would have been positive
(Wisconsin) -- Wisconsin Secretary of Administration Mike Huebsch issued a report on the proposed Kenosha casino that incorporates the analyses of consultants hired by...
article The (now-rejected) Kenosha casino -- jobs and money
(Wisconsin) -- The day before he and other potential presidential contenders headed for a political gathering in Iowa, Gov. Scott Walker announced he would not approve...
article Walker rejects Kenosha casino
(Wisconsin) -- “After a comprehensive review of the potential economic impact of the proposed Kenosha casino project, the risk to the state’s taxpayers is...
article Walker says casino rejection not based on politics
(Wisconsin) -- Gov. Scott Walker will reject the plan for the Kenosha casino. In a statement released Friday, Walker said "the risk to taxpayers is too great....
article Walker's Kenosha casino rejection leads some to anger, disappointment
(Wisconsin) -- Gov. Scott Walker’s highly-anticipated decision on the proposed Kenosha casino finally came Friday, and it left some officials in Racine and Kenosha...
article Wisconsin governor rejects $800 million casino in Kenosha
(Wisconsin) -- Wisconsin Republican Governor Scott Walker on Friday rejected a plan to build a casino in southeastern Wisconsin, saying his decision was based on...
article ‘I think like most of Kenosha, I’m very disappointed’
(Wisconsin) -- As he heads to Iowa to attempt to drum up support for a possible presidential run, Gov. Scott Walker is leaving supporters of the Kenosha casino seething...
article CLOSER LOOK: Presidential implications behind Gov. Walker's Kenosha Casino decision?
(Wisconsin) -- Some wonder if Gov. Scott Walker's (R-WI) decision to reject plans for a new tribal casino in Kenosha had any ties with his presidential ambitions....
article Hard Rock chairman says developer and Menominee met every challenge on casino project
(Wisconsin) -- The developer of the Menominee Nation's proposed Kenosha casino says they've met every challenge confronting the project — and then some....
article OP/ED: Gov. Scott Walker kills the Kenosha casino, and he's right to do so
(Wisconsin) -- Gov. Scott Walker made the right decision Friday when he rejected the Menominee tribe's proposal to build a casino in Kenosha. A study commissioned by...
article Scott Walker rejects Menominee casino in Kenosha, critics blame run for president
(Wisconsin) -- Gov. Scott Walker rejected the Menominee Indian Tribe of Wisconsin’s proposed Hard Rock Casino in Kenosha Friday, citing the risk to state taxpayers...

1/22/2015

article Menominee Tribe gets bond to protect state as Potawatomi file federal suit
(Wisconsin) -- The Menominee Tribe announced Thursday evening its Kenosha Gaming Authority and Hard Rock partners are posting a bond to protect Wisconsin taxpayers if...
article Menominee will post bond to cover state of Wisconsin losses from Potawatomi agreements
(Wisconsin) -- Menominee Indian Tribe of Wisconsin Chairwoman Laurie Boivin said Thursday the Menominee Kenosha Gaming Authority, in conjunction with its Hard Rock...
article Tommy Thompson: Potawatomi needs to accept competition
(Wisconsin) -- Former Wisconsin Gov. Tommy Thompson, who pushed hard for public funding of Miller Park and a Lambeau Field expansion, says a serious discussion of public...
article Walker: Kenosha casino decision ‘imminent’
(Wisconsin) -- Gov. Scott Walker has less than a month to make a decision on the Menominee Nation’s proposed casino in Kenosha. “It will be imminent. It...

1/21/2015

article Casino’s next step: BIA decision on gaming compact
(Wisconsin) -- The Bureau of Indian Affairs’ deadline to rule on the new compact between the Menominee Indian Tribe of Wisconsin and the state is further away than...
article Lawmakers weigh in as Menominee compact amendment sent to federal officials ahead of casino deadline
(Wisconsin) -- A deadline is looming for Governor Scott Walker to make a decision on the proposed Kenosha casino. That deadline is February 19th — and the...
article Memo outlines further financial impacts of Menominee compact amendment
(Wisconsin) -- A memo released from Wisconsin Department of Administration Secretary Mike Huebsch on Tuesday raised further concern about state finances over amendments...

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